ItemDeveloping a Program to Monitor Plastic Pollution in Seabirds in the Pan-Arctic Region(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) CAFFDeveloping a program to monitor plastic pollution in seabirds in the pan-Arctic region. ItemOverview of AMAP Initiatives for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Arctic(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) AMAPThere is currently limited information about abundance, composition, and distribution of plastic pollution in the Arctic. In an effort to reduce this knowledge gap, AMAP has developed a Monitoring Plan for a coordinated pan-Arctic environmental monitoring program and an accompanying comprehensive set of technical Monitoring Guidelines. Together, these will provide valuable information and guidance for national and regional institutions to consider when implementing their respective plastics monitoring initiatives. ItemState of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity: Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-09) Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report (SAFBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Freshwater Group of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The SAFBR provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about biodiversity in Arctic freshwater ecosystems (e.g., lakes, rivers, and associated wetlands), identifying detectable changes and important gaps in our ability to assess biodiversity across a number of Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs; see Box 1): fish, benthic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, planktonic algae, diatoms (algae), and macrophytes. The overall goal of the SAFBR is to assess the current status and trends of freshwater biodiversity of FECs across the Arctic on a circumpolar scale. ItemState of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report: Introduction chapter(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)This is the first Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) report to summarize status and trends in key biotic elements of the Arctic marine environment, what the CBMP refers to as Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs). The results are based on efforts to locate, gather, integrate and interpret all available existing Arctic marine biodiversity monitoring datasets to improve the detection and understanding of changes in circumpolar marine biodiversity.